Were the Halo 4 Plot points leaked deliberately by 343 Industries?
Did you watch the A Hero Awakens video yet? Did you spy the page of writing? A keen eyed Halo fan did and zoomed it up for all to see. Turns about it was some plot points of Halo 4. This was surely no accident as Frankie will have well learnt from his days at Bungie to put tit-bits and clues in promotional trailers.
Here’s a summary of some of the plot points that were revealed. Spoiler alert!
- When Master Chief awakes, the Forward Unto Dawn is boarded by a bunch of Covenant – they are looking for something, not the Chief.
- The Covenant, a particularly religious remnant led by the Elites, have come in search of Requiem to find and look for a Forerunner weapon cache.
- The Covenant also believe Requiem to be the place where a living god is being kept – they wish to find and wake him up to enlist his aid in fighting humanity.
- Main antagonist is called Didact, an ancient Forerunner. He is the being the religious Covenant believe to be a living god.
- Dr Halsey, who made a cameo in Reach, makes an appearance as the Chief wants her help to find a solution to Cortana’s “problem”
- Cortana is able to project multiple versions of herself at once – multiple Cortanas
- A climatic battle involving the Chief, Didact and Cortana takes place
- A character has, or appears to have, telekinesis
Interesting how so much was gleaned from a page or two of writing wasn’t it? To be fair, the page of text looks like it has annotations on it, so it’s a draft and most likely not the final works. It does fit in with what we already know about Halo via the games and novels.
|Said pages from the promotional video|
For those not up with the play, Cortana’s problem is her impending rampancy. The Didact is the dude who featured in the Forerunner novel, Cryptum and Requiem is the planet on which Halo 4 is mostly set. Dr Halsey is what I call the ‘mad doctor’ who started the whole Spartan programme and is basically the Master Chief’s mother.
Interesting times ahead for the Chief and Cortana eh?